Netflix: Subtitles Now Available for PC/Mac Viewing

Netflix: Subtitles Now Available for PC/Mac Viewing

This is Neil Hunt, Chief Product Officer at Netflix. As I promised last year, I’m pleased to report that today we have enabled closed captioning for some TV episodes and movies that you can watch instantly on your PC or Mac. Although it’s a limited library of content with subtitles available – about 100 titles – we now have released the technology and we will be working to fill in the library over time.

Netflix: Subtitles Now Available for PC/Mac Viewing

We have similar technology working in the lab for some of our game console, Blu-ray, and DTV platforms, which will roll out in releases starting this fall, along with support for 5.1 audio. It’s a start, with much more to come. You can try it for yourself with most episodes of “Lost” Seasons 1-4. (see link below)


3 comments for “Netflix: Subtitles Now Available for PC/Mac Viewing

  1. October 19, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Netflix Subtitles are now also available on Wii and PS3 (started 10/18/10). Download the latest software (disk no longer required on either system)


    Partial list of Captioned Netflix Titles:

  2. November 3, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    A slowly-growing list of DFXP files with which you may subtitle your streaming Netflix movies. Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+M while watching in order to activate the Diagnostic Menu. From the Diagnostic Menu select “Load Custom DFXP File.” Browse to the subtitle that you have downloaded from my site. Voila! If you have requests, email me and I will make you subtitles.

    All subtitles generated with Josh Erickson’s Subvert v0.4:

  3. Cristopher Storch
    July 29, 2011 at 5:55 AM

    so whats your opinion on the netflix price increase for the streaming and dvd service? honestly I do not really care that much because if you think about it, the more you pay for netflix the more content they can purchase for viewers and in the end subscribers will be happy once again. but what do i know?

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